[Samba] [SECURITY] Samba 3.0.1 - 3.0.22: memory exhaustion
Gautier, B (Bob)
Bob.Gautier at rabobank.com
Wed Jul 19 14:36:41 GMT 2006
> -----Original Message-----
> == Subject: Memory exhaustion DoS against smbd
> == CVE ID#: CAN-2006-1059
> == Versions: Samba Samba 3.0.1 - 3.0.22 (inclusive)
> == Summary: smbd may allow internal structures
> == maintaining state for share connections
> == to grow unbounded.
> The smbd daemon maintains internal data structures used track
> active connections to file and printer shares. In certain
> circumstances an attacker may be able to continually increase
> the memory usage of an smbd process by issuing a large number
> of share connection requests. This defect affects all Samba
While we wait for this patch to get backported into 3.0.10 as a RHEL4
update, will setting the 'max connections' parameter on all shares work
around this problem?
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